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Milka OREO

The Milka chocolate was tantalizingly on display at the store. Stacks and bins (sometimes pallets) of it heaped up for all to drool over…every variety and flavor combination you can think of.

Living in Germany, many years ago, prepared me for the onslaught of chocolate bars displayed in the supermarket. Milka is the most popular chocolate in Germany. Everyone knows the purple cow on the Milka packaging.

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I absolutely love Milka chocolate. It’s the first chocolate I ever tasted. Milka is heavenly.  It’s like symphony to my taste buds, so sweet and so fulfilling. During the cold German winters, my mom and I often drank Jasmine tea and ate our favorite Milka bars. We knitted sweaters, talked and snacked. That was before the internet and texting. Good times for sure.MILKA OREO

At 18, I moved to the U.S. For years my mom would send over packages full of Milka bars. Getting that package felt like Christmas every single time. I remember I would carefully save the Milka chocolate bars for a long time, because I did not want the amazing experience of eating the bars come to an end.Milka OREO

Last week, I had my first bite of the new Milka OREO bar. It’s so delicious. Seriously, you need to try this combo. The rich, creamy, smooth taste brought back memories of my time in Germany. While eating the Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar, I started looking for old photographs. I found photos of my mom, grandma, sister, and other relatives. To this day I can’t figure it out how my sister always knew where our mom kept the Milka stash. milkaMilka

The OREO and Milka chocolate compliment each other well. OREO cookie pieces mixed in rich vanilla creme and coated in Milka. Amazing and delicious!

Why are you still reading this? Head over to your Walmart candy aisle and buy one ( or two) right now!!! When you buy Milka OREO at Walmart you get it at an everyday low price and you can also earn $1 with Ibotta.

I bought five including the Milka Oreo Big Crunch Bar.  Now I have my own Milka OREO stash. I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy it. At night, I light a candle, grab a book and blanket, make tea and nibble on Milka OREO. Probably the best time of the day.

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Milka OREO

I bought five including the Milka Oreo Big Crunch Bar.  Now I have my own Milka OREO stash. I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy it. At night, I light a candle, grab a book and blanket, make tea and nibble on Milka OREO. I have no problems eating the entire bar myself. Probably the best time of the day.

Rayna & Deacon Together Forever at Madame Tussauds Nashville

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I cannot believe Rayna James died. I kept waiting for a “dream sequence”, it didn’t come. I was shocked to see her death as tears kept flowing and flowing.  Sad to see such a great love story die #Deyna. The show “Nashville” won’t be same without her.

“Nashville” premiered just three months after the kids and I moved to Nashville, and I have watched it since. I liked Rayna’s strong character and what she represented. RIP Rayna.

On the bright side, Rayna James and Deacon Claybourne from CMT’s “Nashville” will be in the Nashville Madame Tussauds when it opens this spring. The couple will be immortalized forever in wax outside a replica of the famous Bluebird Café within the incoming attraction. I can’t wait to check it out.

Rayna’s figure will be wearing an outfit donated from the show that she wore in season three while performing on “Good Morning America.” Deacon’s figure will be outfitted with his favorite Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst guitar, a re-creation of his signature guitar pick and leather strap donning his name and clothes donated from the show.

Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Additional figures hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville include Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Minnie Pearl, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban and Little Jimmy Dickens. More figures will be added to the bill within the coming weeks.

For more information visit the attraction’s website and join the newsletter at www.madametussauds.com/Nashville.

Tune in to CMT on Thursdays at 9/8c to catch the latest episodes of “Nashville.”

DIY Modern Plant Stand & #MilkaMeetsOREO

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MilkaMeetsOREO  #CollectiveBias

DIY Modern Plant Stand

DIY Modern Plant StandCrafting is one of the oldest hobbies in existence. What I love about crafting is that I can do a whole range of activities with my own hands. It’s a great way to let my imagination flow to create something new out of simple materials.

I especially love to craft on rainy days. I light a candle,  grab a snack, and make a cup of tea. Last Sunday, I set aside a couple of hours for making two simple plant stands. It was a fun and easy project. I also had a fun snack to go with it: the new Milka OREO chocolate.

Growing up in Germany, Milka was my favorite chocolate. Stores would have an entire aisle of just Milka products. I loved it! In case you aren’t familiar with Milka; it’s one of Europe’s leading chocolate brands. It’s smooth and creamy, it just melts in your mouth.

My mom used to snack on Milka chocolate while knitting sweaters in our tiny German apartment. So when I heard that Walmart now carries OREO cookies coated in European Milka chocolate, I had to try it. It’s so good.

DIY Modern Plant StandmilkaMilkaWhen you buy Milka OREO at Walmart you get it at an everyday low price and you can also earn $1 with Ibotta. Since this  is a new item, my local Walmart had a special display for the Milka OREO Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, which I needed in my life, and once you try it, you will too.  You can find the new Milka OREO treats in the candy aisle at Walmart.

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MilkaDIY Modern Plant StandI love plants and wanted to make some simple yet modern stands for the coffee and kitchen table. I only needed a few materials, most of which I already had at home.

  • four wood sticks
  • wood glue
  • flower pots
  • gold spray paint (optional)
  • white paint (optional)

I used a miter saw to cut the pieces into desired length.  You’ll need a total of 12 pieces per stand.

  • Glue the pieces together so you have two squares.
  • Take four wood pieces and glue them to one square (see above photo).
  • Glue the second square to the top of the four pieces.
  • Scrape off any excess glue. You can also smooth it out with sand paper.
  • Leave the cube bare, or paint/stain it.

I spray painted the pots gold and used white, leftover paint for the stands.

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DIY Modern Plant StandYou can get smaller pots with succulents and place them on your desk.

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Or place a vase or mason jar inside the stand.

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For me, crafting is also an amazing stress reliever. When I’m tired of my routine life and its everyday challenges, crafting helps me get engrossed in something creative that gives me inner joy and peace. In that sense, crafting is a wonderful relaxation therapy for my tired mind and body.

I know crafting helps boost my happiness, and I hope that you too have a hobby that brings you joy and allows life’s worries to fade away… if only for a brief time.

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